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Poster: stellam Date: Dec 2, 2005 1:36am
Forum: etree Subject: Burning WAV Audio to a DVD-R

My wife has been nagging me about eating up the hard drive with music files so instead of burning CD-Rs of all of them I thought why not burn em to a DVD-R and then tranfer the ones a really want to CD-R. I attempted to do this using NERO and haven't had any luck. Does anyone have any info on this? Also, once I have delated the files from my hard drive they are all gone? right? And all previous space is restored?

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffchops11 Date: Dec 2, 2005 3:02am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Burning WAV Audio to a DVD-R

Are you looking to listen to the DVD-R on a CD player or DVD player, or just archive the music there?

As for deleting, yes, once deleted from the hard drive, the space frees back up.


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Poster: HighNRGOne Date: Dec 2, 2005 9:19am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Burning WAV Audio to a DVD-R

From day one on the Archive I began burning all shows onto DVD-R's with one show per disc, including flacs/shns, .wavs, 320kbs .mp3's, and any other available data (photos, text, etc.)

DVD-R's generally cost about $ .08/GB whereas a decent HD about $ .50/GB and without 'portable access'. DVD-R storage also prevents the 'eggs in one basket' dangers of HD instability. If a DVD-R is corrupted you lose a show. If a HD goes you lose it all.

For listening I simply keep all of the .mp3's on the HD or I stream. For copying for others I break out the DVD-R and use the source .wav files.

The DVD-R process takes a long time but has worked for me and enabled me to get close to a TB of Dead, excluding my TB of HD space with shows yet to be burned on DVD-R. I also believe it nicely unchains you from a single computer with all of your music.

Nero is good for this, just make sure you are using compatible media with your burner.....and, obviously, you can only read them in a similarly compatible drive. Not to plug anyone, but the best deals I have found for quality DVD-R blanks is supermediastore.com. They always have sales and discounts going and you can get volume discounts. I just got a bulk of 8X DVD+-R at about $.30/each.

This post was modified by HighNRGOne on 2005-12-02 17:19:31

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Poster: dadehade Date: Dec 2, 2005 3:14am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Burning WAV Audio to a DVD-R

I save the shns/flacs as a data file on my DVD. I can listen to them on my computer without converting them and then temporarily convert them to wave/mp3 for burning to cd for portable listening.

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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Dec 2, 2005 5:59am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Burning WAV Audio to a DVD-R

Another take on this is to buy an external hard drive. I bought a 100G external drive and save all my GD files to it. So far I have about 150 shows and it has taken up about 12G of this drive. I find it to be very convenient because all my music is right there for listening, burning or uploading.

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